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Corey Yeager

40 Conversations to Have with Yourself

4.2 (119 ratings)
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How Am I Doing? by Corey Yeager is a guidebook for performance reviews that helps to measure self-assessment and get regular feedback for improvement. It explains how to identify areas of improvement, share feedback with others effectively and develop future growth plans.

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    Who do you value in your life the most?

    Have you ever stopped and thought about who the most important person in your life is? Is it your mom who took care of you from birth? Or perhaps your spouse who has sacrificed so much for you? Or your mentor who pulled you from rock bottom and molded you into who you are now?

    If you’re like most people, your answer probably lies somewhere along those lines. But here’s the thing: that kind of answer is wrong. 

    No matter how old you are or what you've gone through, there should only be one important person in your life.  


    You should treat no one else with utmost value than yourself. Yes, that sounds like a selfish thing to say. After all, shouldn't you put others' needs before yourself?

    However, you need to remember that you can't pour from an empty cup. If you can't take care of yourself, you won't be able to care for others, too. They need genuine attention and love, the kind that you can't offer if you're running on empty. 

    That's why you should never feel the slightest bit of guilt for getting some me time. Plan an entire day for yourself if you can. It won't be easy to do overnight, especially if you're wired to prioritize others. But you can always go slow and steady. 

    A helpful trick is keeping a log of situations where you put yourself first and the situations where you hesitated to do so. Reflect on this log at the end of the week and think about how you can change things up. 

    Of course, there will be times when you need to put others before yourself, such as helping an elder with groceries or staying up late to watch over your sick dad. But you have to be mindful of when you need a break from it all and take a day for yourself. 

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    What is How Am I Doing? about?

    How Am I Doing? (2022) helps you dive deep into your thoughts and find yourself. It features 40 introspective questions designed to prompt you to mend yourself and discover the path to the person you want to become.

    How Am I Doing? Review

    How Am I Doing? by Corey Yeager (2022) is a thought-provoking book that delves into the nuances of self-awareness and personal growth. Here's why you should give it a read:

    • With eye-opening anecdotes and relatable scenarios, the book offers insights that will resonate with readers, fostering a deeper understanding of themselves.
    • Presenting practical tips and exercises, the book is a valuable toolkit for those looking to enhance their emotional intelligence and navigate relationships more effectively.
    • Through a genuine and relatable tone, the author conveys his message in a way that is captivating and, most importantly, not boring.

    Who should read How Am I Doing??

    • People who want to gain a better understanding of themselves
    • High school or college graduates looking for their next path
    • Anyone interested in personal growth and self-improvement

    About the Author

    Dr. Corey Yeager is licensed in the field of marriage and family therapy. He is currently working as the NBA Detroit Pistons' team psychotherapist and is deeply committed to educating and helping service organizations and the African-American community via his therapeutic work.

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    What is the main message of How Am I Doing??

    The main message of How Am I Doing? is to help readers assess and improve their performance in their personal and professional lives.

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    How Am I Doing? is worth reading as it provides practical tools and insights to evaluate and enhance your performance.

    Who is the author of How Am I Doing??

    The author of How Am I Doing? is Corey Yeager.

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